British Industries Fair


    THE British Industries Pair, 1931, to which brief reference was made in our last issue (p. 281), has exceeded its previous records in the total area occupied by the stands, in the number of exhibitors, and probably, also, so far as the evidence is available at the time of writing, in the number of overseas and home buyers, as well as of the general public, that have visited it. The integrated effort to demonstrate visually the extent, variety, and quality of the products of British industry required this year no less than four separated, but not unrelated, exhibitions: for the light industries, at Olympia, London; for the heavy industries, at Birmingham; for textiles, at the White City, London; and for artificial silk goods, at the Albert Hall, London. In the critical industrial period through which the country is now passing, the Fair was a remarkable and bold achievement, and tribute must be paid to the Department of Overseas Trade, to the Birmingham Chamber of Commerce, and to the various trade and industrial organisations, as well as to individual firms, that co-operated in its organisation. Information is not yet available, but will be eagerly awaited, as to the business orders that have been received for British goods, as the direct result of the Fair.

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    British Industries Fair. Nature 127, 312–313 (1931).

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